Sword Art Online Teases Offline Real World Experience in Tokyo
Asuna and Kirito are not who they seem to be!
The official Twitter account for the Sword Art Online anime franchise announced Sword Art Online Anomaly Quest today, revealing that it's not a visual-based project but rather an “experience project.” While details on the project are light, the main visual featuring enemy Asuna and Kirito was released alongside a teaser trailer.
◤￣￣￣￣￣￣￣￣￣￣◥— アニメ ソードアート・オンライン 公式 (@sao_anime) February 8, 2023
Sword Art Online Anomaly Quest’s website states that “adventure isn’t just something you watch on a screen” and that a “real dungeon” will be opening in Tokyo’s Shinjuku area in April 2023.
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The latest anime film in the Sword Art Online franchise, Sword Art Online -Progressive- Scherzo of Deep Night, was released in Japan on October 22 in regular theaters with an October 21 opening in IMAX theaters with the same staff as Aria of a Starless Night. Aniplex of America and Crunchyroll released the film around in English-speaking countries on February 3, 2023, describe the sequel anime as such:
The world’s first VRMMORPG (Sword Art Online) became a game of death. Over a month has passed since 10,000 users were trapped inside the game world. Asuna, who cleared the first floor of the floating iron castle of Aincrad, joined up with Kirito and continued her journey to reach the top floor. With the support of female Information Broker Argo, clearing the floors seemed to be progressing smoothly, but…
Conflict erupts between two major guilds who should be working together – the top player groups ALS (the Aincrad Liberation Squad) and DKB (the Dragon Knights Brigade). And meanwhile, behind the scenes exists a mysterious figure pulling the strings….
In a dangerous battle of death, there is an assault that differs from the threat, and it will involve Asuna and Kirito…!
An original Sword Art Online anime film is currently in production.
Source: SAO on Twitter
Daryl Harding is a Senior Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.